Switch Vs Spey Rods

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Are you curious about what the terms switch and spey mean in fly-fishing? Here are some answers. I recently shared an older article about choosing a line for your switch rod as a Sunday Classic. The comments section lit up pretty quickly about the terms switch...



Swinging Steelhead Flies for Trout

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WANT TO GO STEELHEADING BUT THERE ARE NO STEELHEAD WHERE YOU LIVE? Think about scaling down. The same flies and techniques that we use for steelhead will catch plenty of trout. And why not? Steelhead are just big sea-run trout and they have the same common...



Get A Better Grip On The Spey Rod

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ALL FLY CASTING IS ABOUT CONTROL AND TIMING, NOT POWER. This is never more true than in Spey casting. Perhaps because there are more moving parts to a Spey cast, rod and line control are crucial. This is especially challenging for the beginner whose muscle memory...



Learning to Spey Cast

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By Owen Plair In the world of Fly Fishing there was always one style of casting that I never quite understood.  It was some sort of foreign language. An art of casting I’d only seen in videos and photos, but it always seemed so magical. Not to...



Spey Casting With The Non-Dominant Hand on Top

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By Jeff Hickman SOMETIMES YOU LEARN SOMETHING VALUABLE COMPLEETLY BY ACCIDENT. Last Summer I was on the phone with a good friend and regular client catching up. He was bummed to not be able to fish during his favorite Fall season due to a major shoulder surgery...